The Musical of Musicals - The Musical!

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Opened Dec 5, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Following a hugely successful run earlier in the year at London's Sound Theatre, The Musical of Musicals -The Musical! opens at the King's Head Theatre for a limited six-week Holiday run. Sound Theatre cast members Susannah Fellows and Ian McLarnon will reunite with the original creative team, director Julian Woolford, designer Ben Stones, lighting designer Emma Chapman and choreographer Steven Harris. Joining them will be Olivier Award-Winner Paul Baker and Julie-Alanah Brighten, together with musical director Richard John. Written by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart, The Musical of Musicals-The Musical! is a comic satire of musical theatre genres, in which one story becomes five musicals. Each has the distinctive style of a different master of the form. The collision of the worlds of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb results in an evening of original music and lyrics taking a satirical swipe at that most beloved of all theatrical forms. June can't pay her rent. Her landlord is demanding, her lover is romantic and her friend is bursting with good advice. In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalised the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then re-created in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don't appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. Exceptions to regular schedule: Thursday 7 December at 7pm Sunday 24 December at 6pm Sundays 10 & 17 December 4.00pm Wednesdays 20 & 27 December 2.30pm Friday 29 December 2.30pm Wednesday 3 &10 January 2.30pm

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